As the end of the school year approaches, there continue to be valuable opportunities to help children develop important problem-solving and self-regulation skills. Fortunately, many resources and additions to the TTAC ODU library are now available to help educators make the most of these teachable moments. Use this homestretch to promote learning and skill-building for each and every student.
- Watch this webinar for a refresher on the basics of responding to challenging behavior or forward this webinar to friend who might benefit: Understanding Challenging Behavior: The Path to Behavior Support.
- Build in opportunities to check in with children, their feelings, and the feelings of others by printing this set of Feeling Faces, high-quality photographs of children expressing a range of emotions, and the accompanying activity guide.
- Ease the transition to a substitute teacher with this scripted story, When Our Teacher is Away We can Still Learn and Play or try one suitable for a variety of transitions, Some Days are Different.
- Print and laminate these Problem-Solving visuals as wrist cards (available in 5 languages) to review with children throughout the day.
- Check out a growing database of children’s literature to promote social-emotional skills. Filter by books that address areas such as friendships, kindness, and problem-solving.
- Incorporate emotional literacy with an opportunity to build fine motor skills using these Feeling Faces: Play Dough Mats.
New to the TTAC Library
- New Edition of Prevent, Teach, Reinforce for Young Children
- Includes new chapters addressing classroom‐wide procedures that help prevent challenging behavior and a chapter on interim solutions to extreme challenging behavior.
- New Edition of Conscious Discipline
- Updates include new skills and strategies, as well as access to a web portal of resources.
- Conscious Discipline’s Parent Education Curriculum
- Consider transitioning to summer with a final family engagement activity. The Curriculum addresses four key contact points with families: an Open House, Parent Nights, Home Visits and targeted mini-sessions. The Curriculum includes reproducible templates for make-n-takes, handouts and mini-posters that enrich sessions and extend caregivers’ learning.